Yesterday, Disney-Pixar’s Incredibles 2 made history as the first animated feature film to earn more than $600 million in the domestic box office.
Incredibles 2 already pocketed the honor of having the biggest opening night record for an animated movie, raking in $18.5 million that night alone and $182 million for that entire weekend. And its records can stand against live-action films, too: it stands in ninth place for biggest domestic earner, period, and fourth place out of any superhero movie, live-action or animated, period, only bowing to Black Panther ($700 million), Avengers: Infinity War ($678 million), and The Avengers ($623 million).
Finally, Incredibles 2 is the seventeenth highest-grossing film of all time worldwide at $1.16 billion, only one of three animated films to have made it to the list. However, on the worldwide scale, it lags behind Frozen, which sits comfortably in the number thirteenth spot on the list.
Writer-director Brad Bird has said he wouldn’t bother with an Incredibles sequel unless if he had a really good story, and we now have the numbers to show he made a home run with this one. But don’t expect a sequel right away to cash in on this success–Bird’s sentiments still remain the same. He doesn’t believe in a mere cash grab sequel, saying that “money on the table is not what makes me get up in the morning.” So we might have to wait another fourteen years for the next installment, or we might never get another one. But wouldn’t you rather have the quality movies?
In case if you still haven’t seen the movie yet, Incredibles 2 is still playing in some theatres. It will also be out digitally on October 23 and physically on November 6. And if you’re still somehow on the fence about this one, go ahead and check out our review of it–and then head over to the theatre!